In 2016 the Australian Bureau of Statistics reported that a third (3.5 million) of all employees work from home regularly.
“42 per cent of those who regularly work from home cited catching up on work as the main reason,” said Jennifer Humphrys, Director of Labour Market Analytics at the ABS. “A further 20 per cent regularly worked from home because they wanted an office or didn’t want to pay rent or overheads” said Jennifer.
The home office can facilitate greater concentration and focus, not to mention the convenience of avoiding traffic or a long commute. In the era of hot-desking it’s also a great solution for many employers.
We like the idea that home office organisation isn’t about perfection, but maximising the efficiency of how you work. Basic organisational necessities include a desk organiser, sufficient filing/storage and a whiteboard or planner.
Here are 3 sources of motivation for establishing and maintaining a sense of order in your home office.